In our parish, we pray for: Dorie & Agenhart, Frank Y., Ron M., Wayne, Heather, Erwin, John, Todd, Terry, Elaine, Tom, Sue, Kate, Sandee, Michael T., Nancy Y., Susan K., Katy & Eric, Sandy T.A., Larry T, Raj, Renu, Peggy, and Stanley Yon & Family, Eleu O & Ohana, TR, J Rohr, G. Livingston Jr., Jeff L, Schwegmann Family, Margot, Neil Jr., Mac, J Ingham, Masamitsu Ohana.
AND all who struggle with illness and/or hardship.
Please contact the HNC office with any additional prayer requests
We are posting a brief day by day meditation from Forward Movement. It's a great way to start your morning! Just click on the website icon above.
Please remember to contact the HNC office with the names of your beloved deceased to put in the Bulletin.
808 373-2131 or email@example.com
Deadline for names Wednesday November 2nd
A message from
The Reverend Alison Dingley
At the beginning of this month, Willis and I travelled to Montclair, NJ, for my 55th high school reunion. We visited the parish in which I had grown up, St. Luke's. Memories of all the ways my family and I participated in the life of the parish returned. My father had been a vestry member, stewardship chair, Junior Warden and Senior Warden. My mother had taught Sunday school and grudgingly served on the altar guild. I had participated in Sunday school, sung in junior and intermediate choir, been confirmed, and participated in the youth group.
We always pledged a portion of the family income to the church, and I got my first pledge card when I was confirmed.
As those memories of my formation at St. Luke's flowed, I felt deep gratitude for the sense of belonging I always had in church. I now understand that part of that sense of belonging came from the contributions my family and I made to the church, in time, in energy, and in money.
Now that we are coming out of the isolation we experienced during COVID time, that sense of belonging is especially important. I express my belonging to the Church by sharing my time and talent wherever I can, including at Holy Nativity, and by supporting a number of parishes and Church bodies. I tithe my income and share those funds with churches and programs in which I participate. This gives me a sense of belonging to the Church and to the community that is broad and deep. It has kept me from the isolation that so many of us experienced during COVID.
I urge you all to express your sense of belonging to Holy Nativity with your pledge this stewardship season.
Diocesan Convention 2022
October 21 & 22
Some thoughts from the HNC delegates
From Alison Kittle:
Our diocese held its 54th annual diocesan convention titled "The True Love of Peace" at ‘Iolani School last Friday and Saturday.
It was the first in-person convention since
Friday's Education Day began with presentations on peace and reconciliation efforts within the diocese that included a reenactment of Queen Lili'uokalani holding an interview with a journalist from San Francisco that highlighted poignant moments from the Queen's efforts toward peace and reconciliation after the overthrow of Hawai’i.
More comments from the delegates coming soon!
Our delegation at the convention from left to right:
Nicholas Livingston, Alison Kittle, Kathy Otani, Rev. Libby, Rev. Jenn, and Eva Eglington. Not pictured Rev. Bob.
Thank you one and all for representing!
The Church and the World in 2022
Come join the Holy Nativity community in a small group discussion of the global issues and our response as a Church and community. Dr. Stephen Noerper, a United Nations Senior Advisor and Columbia University Research Scholar, presents and encourages dialogue.
Session Two Nov. 9th:
Leadership and Our World
How do national leaders address the myriad challenges of the world around us to strike at stability, peace, security and prosperity? What do we make of those in Russia, China, Japan, the United States and elsewhere who may be challenging or struggling to strengthen our world order? How do we establish vision in our leadership and encourage new thinking consistent with our Church and community?
*Please note new date.
During our Stewardship Season at Holy Nativity, from October 16 - November 20, we will collect donations of non-perishable food and toiletries for two causes.
First, non-perishable food will be collected to be given to the Food Vault at UH Mānoa to help food insecure students.
Second, we will use some of the donated food and toiletries to create a “God Loves Me” gift bag.
We will assemble the bags after service on Sunday,November 20th in gratitude for Godʻs abundance.
The bags will be available for church members to take with them, so that when they encounter a person in need, they can give a bag to them and offer a prayer.
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